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Solar System Simulation September 7, 2007

Posted by admin in : Science , trackback

This great download was mentioned by one of the posters in our forum recently. It’s an absolutely brilliant little program that gives you a simulation of the solar system to play with.

It shows you how the planets are currently aligned and you can watch as they slowly orbit (or very quickly orbit as you can adjust the speed!) the sun. You can fly all around the solar system , centre and even land on each of the planets.

You can turn on and off lots of different graphical settings to show the planet orbits, comets, star names and lots more.There’s even a feature to show all the constellations both as dots and lines and also as pictures…. you get to see Ursa Major as the Great Bear etc.